The Beckville Bearcats and Garrison Bulldogs will square off in the second round of the 2023 UIL Texas Football State Championships – 2023 Football Conference 2A D1 on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 7pm ET at Longview High School in Longview, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Beckville Bearcats vs. Garrison Bulldogs
Time: Thursday Nov 16, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL Texas Football State Championships – 2023 Football Conference 2A D1
Round: Second Round
Locations: Longview High School, TX
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Both teams enter the game with identical 10-1 records, and they are both ranked in the top 10 in the state. The Bearcats are ranked #8, while the Bulldogs are ranked #5. The Bearcats have the better offense, averaging 54.8 points per game, while the Bulldogs have the better defense, allowing just 51.9 points per game.
The Bearcats are led by senior quarterback Jack Miller, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. Miller also has a strong running game, with over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.
The Bulldogs are led by senior running back Ben Peterson, who has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Peterson is also a threat in the passing game, with over 300 yards receiving and five touchdowns.
This game is expected to be a close game, with both teams having evenly matched offenses and defenses. The outcome of the game will likely come down to which team can make the most stops on defense and which team can avoid costly turnovers.
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I predict that the Beckville Bearcats will win this game, 35-28.
The Beckville Bearcats are the better team overall. They have the better offense, the better quarterback, and the better passing game. The Garrison Bulldogs have a good defense, but they will need to play a perfect game in order to stop the Bearcats’ offense.
The key to the game will be the Bulldogs’ ability to slow down the Bearcats’ passing game. The Bearcats have a strong passing game that is averaging over 300 yards per game. The Bulldogs will need to get their pass rush involved in order to stop the Bearcats’ passing game.
The Bulldogs also need to avoid costly turnovers. The Bearcats have forced 20 turnovers this season. If the Bulldogs can avoid turnovers, they will have a chance to win this game.
The Bearcats are the favorites to win this game, but the Bulldogs are a dangerous opponent. If the Bulldogs can slow down the Bearcats’ passing game and force them into turnovers, they have a chance to win this game.